Dr. Simin Cai is the founder, president, and Chief Executive Officer of Go!Foton – a cutting-edge company bringing innovation to the global photonics market. Before creating the company in 2009, Dr. Cai joined NSG America as a Regional Sales Manager in January 1998 and worked in various sales, marketing, and business development positions before being promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and later Chief Executive Officer in 2005.
Prior to joining NSG, Simin had worked for several start-up companies involved in optics and optical instrumentation and participated in the founding of Avanex, now part of Lumentum, after several mergers and acquisitions. Simin started his career with China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) in 1988.
Simin holds a BS degree in Applied Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Optics, and a Ph.D. degree in Physics, both from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.